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Friday, December 03, 2010

Webb, Warner, Weasel, Worm

At the risk of being accused of serving as nothing more than a conduit for the Republican Party of Virginia, I'm publishing, for the second day in a row, a  press release from the RPV.  Because it's snarky enough, and biting enough, to warrant publication:
Webb, Warner to Virginia: We'll Fight for Offshore Drilling... by Sending a Strongly Worded Letter
-- Obama administration slams Virginia economy yet again; Webb, Warner offer nothing but talk--

A day after President Obama launched his latest salvo in his war against Virginia's economy by delaying offshore drilling for at least seven years, Virginia's two U.S. Senators have sprung into action.

In separate statements, both Democrats Mark Warner and Jim Webb took the bold steps of ... sending President Obama a strongly worded letter. Warner is "disappointed." Webb thinks some letters he wrote last year are the equivalent of fighting for Virginia's economy.

Governor McDonnell and the General Assembly, in a bipartisan effort, have cleared the way for offshore oil drilling as part of the Governor's plan to strengthen our economy and create new jobs.

If President Obama would get out of the way, there could be as many as 15,000 new jobs created.

When will Virginia's Democrats start standing up for the Old Dominion's economy, and stop kowtowing to Barack Obama?

If "Born Fighting" means "I sent some letters a couple of years ago," Virginia needs a new U.S. Senator, and fast.


Virginia Democrats: Fighting hard for Virginia, one form letter at a time!
'nuff said.

A Question

If Julian Assange is arrested for reproducing leaked government documents (remember, he didn't leak them; he only passed along to the public those documents that had been leaked by a government employee and delivered to him) (see "Net closes on Assange: arrest by British police expected in days"), shouldn't the publisher of the New York Times be arrested for reproducing a portion of those same leaked documents?

Is there a difference I'm missing?

Just asking.

The Farce Continues

The global warming crowd is flailing madly.  Where once they were so sure about their subject matter, now they are lost and drifting.  And coming across as being more than a little foolish.

Get a load of this:
The Uncertainties of Global Warming
Sea Level Could Rise in South, Fall in North
By Gerald Traufetter, Der Spiegel

Climate change is expected to cause sea levels to rise -- at least in some parts of the world. Elsewhere, the level of the ocean will actually fall. Scientists are trying to get a better picture of the complex phenomenon, which also depends on a host of natural factors. [link]
It could do this.  It could do that.  So many factors to consider.  So many variables.  We just don't know.

Thousands of bureaucrats are currently meeting in Cancun to decide how to combat ... that?

Please.  Stop the madness.  I can't take any more of this buffoonery.

Quote of the Day

From Instapundit:

"WELL, OBAMA DID PROMISE CHANGE: Republicans now outnumber Democrats."

Change you can believe in.

Time To Convene The 'Death Panel'

The EPA has reached the age of 40.

Sweet Justice

It's fitting that those who campaigned the hardest for passage of ObamaCare feel its bite first.  Too bad, though, that union rank-and-file has to suffer because of the effort:
The Littlest Victims of Obamacare
by Michelle Malkin, Creators Syndicate

It’s time for America’s youth to buckle up and take a rough ride on Reality Highway. For the past two years, President Obama has promised our children the moon, stars, rainbows, unicorns and universal health care for all. But the White House Santa’s cradle-to-grave entitlement mandates are a spectacularly predictable bust.

Don’t take it from me. Take it from Obamacare’s own biggest cheerleaders.

Late last month, the Service Employees International Union informed dues-paying members of its behemoth 1199 affiliate in New York that it was dropping its health care coverage for children. That’s right. A radical leftist union, not an evil Republican corporation, is abandoning the young ‘uns to cut costs.

More than 30,000 low-wage families will be affected, according to The Wall Street Journal. Who’s to blame? SEIU 1199 benefits manager Mitra Behroozi singled out oppressive new state and federal regulations, including the much-ballyhooed Obamacare rule forcing insurers to cover dependents well into their 20s:

“…(N)ew federal health-care reform legislation requires plans with dependent coverage to expand that coverage up to age 26,” Behroozi explained in an Oct. 22 letter to members. “Our limited resources are already stretched as far as possible, and meeting this new requirement would be financially impossible.” [link]
Remember how Obama promised, over and over again, that "if you liked your insurance plan, you could keep your insurance plan"?  He and the SEIU leadership must be having a rip-roarin' laughter fest over the news that 30,000 union members and their families have been dumped by the union's benefit roles.  

So much for promises.